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One Halton VCSE Sector Event

Halton and St Helens VCA are hosting a morning network meeting with a chance to hear from David Colin-Thome, Independent Chair of One Halton Programme Board on Halton’s progress towards integrating health and care services, the ambitions of the Board for a new way of working in Halton and the opportunities for VCSE sector groups to play a greater role in that work.

There will also be a chance to highlight your organisations work and influence VCA’s work as a member of the Programme board.

Foodbank Request

St Helens Foodbank's stock of food is getting quite low.  They would be grateful for any donations - especially of the following items. Milk; Sugar; Juice; Coffee; Tomatoes; Tinned Vegetables; Cereal; Tinned Potatoes; Fish; Tinned Fruit; Long Grain Rice; Rice Pudding; Instant Mash; Biscuits; Toiletries...

Halton’s Prevention Model Event

Halton’s Prevention Model Event working together to improve health for our local population is taking place on Wednesday 30th May, 10am to 12 noon at Halton and St Helens VCA, St Maries, Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DB.

As part of the One Halton approach, Eileen O’Meara, Halton’s Director of Public Health has been developing initial thoughts on a prevention framework and model for Halton.

VCA are hosting a network event to enable groups to hear directly from Eileen about the work so far and to have a chance to influence this and shape the model to ensure the VCSE sector is at the heart of it.

Halton CCG Interim Integrated Working Arrangements

Letter from Dr Andrew Davies, Interim Clinical Chief Officer, NHS Halton Clinical Commissioning Group explaining the new interim arrangements between Halton CCG and Warrington CCG Re: Interim Integrated Working Arrangements Update...

Call In Time: Telephone Friendship Service for the over-60s in Halton

Age UK Mid Mersey is now taking referrals in the borough of Halton for the Call in Time service, a telephone friendship service for the over-60s. The service is staffed by trained volunteers and offers lonely older people a weekly chat...

Co-op Foundation Funding Opportunity

The Co-op Foundation is seeking projects addressing youth loneliness through social action. Organisations can apply for up to £70,000 over two years (£35,000 per year). Applications are now open, and will close on the 22nd June.

Building a Fairer Financial System in Liverpool City Region Summat - Free

To map financial exclusion, identify who is affected and consider priority groups. To define what inclusion for these groups entails, what improvements could be made – over 3, 5 and 10yrs. To consider the causes and how they could be addressed, what’s already being done. To identify key actors, partnerships and who’s missing, also assets and barriers and how these could be addressed to make progress over the first three years...

Exciting Opportunity To Join the Halton Open Community

Halton OPEN is the voice for older people living in Halton. They are seeking to appoint volunteers to join our friendly and dynamic Committee and are looking for people who have an opinion about how they can improve the lives of older people in our community. You must be over 50 and be a resident of Halton...

Big Band Night Promises To Be A Great Evening For Local Hospice

St Helens Town Hall will play host to a Big Band Night charity evening on Saturday 2nd June from 8pm, in aid of Willowbrook Hospice. Guests will be treated to a selection of ballads and up tempo toe tappers from the likes of Glenn Miller, Count Basie and Benny Goodman which will be performed by 18-piece band ‘Easystreet Big Band’ with accompaniment from vocalists Kim Birkett and Phil Heyes...

Deaf Awareness Week

Deafness Resource Centre are holding a number of events, workshops and drop-ins available during Deaf Awareness Week (14th-18th May 2018) across both Halton & St Helens. All Deafness Resource Centre events are free and open to everyone, please be aware that workshops such as the British Sign Language taster session and Songs in Sign must be reserved in advance...

Don't Forget...

Volunteer Week - Events

Volunteers Week 2018 (1st - 7th June) is an opportunity to recognise the contribution made by volunteers across the UK and raise awareness of the value and impact their volunteering can have on people’s lives. The annual campaign, established in 1984, seeks to recognise the contribution millions of volunteers make to our communities every week. More than 15m people volunteer in the UK every month. They lend their time and talents to causes as varied as food banks, libraries and hospitals. Volunteers’ Week is the perfect opportunity to recognise volunteers who give their time, energy and enthusiasm to helping other. Volunteering is a way to give something back.  It is also an opportunity for volunteers to benefit from new experiences, make friends, gain skills and have fun.

As part of this volunteer celebration, Halton Volunteer Centre are holding a number of events/days out that any volunteer from either Halton, St Helens or the wider area is welcome to attend / join...




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